TheTVDB Alias Names not working

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MasterCATZ
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TheTVDB Alias Names not working

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I keep adding alternate names for Anime into TheTVDB but file bot does not pick them up

Ie

Natsume Yuujinchou is known as "Natsume's Book of Friends" on TheTVDB
but file bot will not find it as Natsume Yuujinchou even tho alias's are added




Series Name Language Last Edit By Last Edit
Natsume Yuujinchou English ManiacB 2012-05-16 16:34:59
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou English ManiacB 2012-05-16 16:35:52
Natsume Yuujinchou San English ManiacB 2012-05-16 16:36:11
Natsume Yuujinchou Shi English ManiacB 2012-05-16 16:37:16


same as Shinryaku! Ika Musume aka: Squid Girl

and many others how ever with a little bit of renaming I can get around it
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Re: TheTVDB Alias Names not working

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TheTVDB API search function has many quirks and and shortcomings. This seems to be one of them.

e.g.
http://www.thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.ph ... of+Friends
Works.

http://www.thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.ph ... Yuujinchou
No results.

You can post it in thetvdb forums. But they'll probably just gonna tell ya it's gonna be fixed with v3 of their API, which will be "done when it's done". ;)


PS: SHIFT-CLICK datasource to force manual input of series/movie name. Just in case you're looking for that but didn't read the small print. :P
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Re: TheTVDB Alias Names not working

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It is the looking up what the main name TheTVDB is using and manually adding that gets to me


ok will pass the blame to TheTVDB API

maybe XBMC TheTVDB scrapper is working because of filebots renaming then
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Yep. I assume XBMC would use exactly the same API functions for looking up tv shows as filebot does.
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Re: TheTVDB Alias Names not working

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rednoah wrote:TheTVDB API search function has many quirks and and shortcomings. This seems to be one of them.

e.g.
http://www.thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.ph ... of+Friends
Works.

http://www.thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.ph ... Yuujinchou
No results.

You can post it in thetvdb forums. But they'll probably just gonna tell ya it's gonna be fixed with v3 of their API, which will be "done when it's done". ;)


PS: SHIFT-CLICK datasource to force manual input of series/movie name. Just in case you're looking for that but didn't read the small print. :P

Yes, The api wasn't designed to have alias searchable from the API, The V3 api will have this, but we (moderators) will have to manually enable the alias.
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Re: TheTVDB Alias Names not working

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For the time being I'll have to maintain my own list of series aliases. It's manual work though so if you need something working you'll have to send me the alias->series name mappings.

Read this for more info:
http://filebot.sourceforge.net/forums/v ... =292#p2079

EDIT:
r1239 should make things alot better.
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